RECAP: Celtic seal quadruple treble with William Hill Scottish Cup win over Hearts after 3-3 draw and penalties, thanks to Kris Ajer's spot-kick at Hampden

All eyes were on Hampden Park this afternoon as Celtic and Hearts went head-to-head in the final of last season's delayed Scottish Cup.

Hearts and Celtic are contesting the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

For the Glasgow side, the showpiece occasion presented an opportunity to claim an unprecedented quadruple treble, while their opponents from the Championship were hoping to cause a major upset.

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No fans were in attendance inside the national stadium as the 2019-20 final was held seven months later than originally planned having been postponed in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The match kicked off at 2.15pm and you can follow all build-up, match action and reaction as it happened, right here in our live blog.

Celtic* 3-3 Hearts: William Hill Scottish Cup final

Last updated: Sunday, 20 December, 2020, 13:20

  • Celtic win 2020 William Hill Scottish Cup to complete quadruple treble
     
  • Hearts 3-3 Celtic
    (Boyce 47, Kingsley 66, Ginnelly 111; Christie 19, Edouard 28 pen, Griffiths 105)
  • Celtic win 4-3 on penalties
     
  • FT - Hearts 2-2 Celtic; ET - Hearts 3-3 Celtic

Hello and welcome from Hampden Park where we will bring you all the live build-up, match action and reaction as Celtic and Hearts go head-to-head in last season’s Scottish Cup final.

It’s still a little while until Neil Lennon and Robbie Neilson’s team selections will be known but here’s how we reckon the sides will line up.

Is this the Celtic team to complete the quadruple treble in the Scottish Cup final against Hearts?

Neil Lennon has developed a selection headache for the Scottish Cup final against Hearts – a match that could seal an unprecedented 12th consecutive domestic trophy for Celtic.

Is this the Hearts team that will lift the Scottish Cup against Celtic tomorrow?

We select what we believe will be Robbie Neilson’s starting XI for the 2020 Scottish Cup final

It’s still a little while until Neil Lennon and Robbie Neilson’s team selections will be known but here’s how we reckon the sides will line up.

Is this the Celtic team to complete the quadruple treble in the Scottish Cup final against Hearts?

Neil Lennon has developed a selection headache for the Scottish Cup final against Hearts – a match that could seal an unprecedented 12th consecutive domestic trophy for Celtic.

Is this the Hearts team that will lift the Scottish Cup against Celtic tomorrow?

We select what we believe will be Robbie Neilson’s starting XI for the 2020 Scottish Cup final

That’s who we think will line up of course, but here’s who the readers of the Edinburgh Evening News  thought would set-up for Hearts…

Here's who you selected in the Hearts fans' XI to face Celtic in Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup Final

Berra or Popescu? Wighton, Boyce or both? Where to play Peter Haring? And which formation? They’re all questions Robbie Neilson will be asking himself ahead of Hearts’ Scottish Cup Final on Sunday.

Celtic supporters have been gathering fairly frequently over the last few weeks - outside Parkhead in protest recently - but unable to attend the game itself, a group have organised a welcome to roar the team on to an historic quadruple treble today, despite the coronavirus restrictions in place in Glasgow.

Earlier this week the Evening News held a live discussion with an invited Hearts supporter as a special guest.

Video: Hearts' cup final advantage, Craig Gordon's decision to leave Celtic and the best Tynecastle goalkeeper of the past 70 years

Earlier this week the Evening News held a live discussion with an invited Hearts supporter as a special guest.

Less than 90 minutes until kick-off now, so here’s a look at how the markets are shaping up and the best prices around…

Celtic 2/5 (Skybet, bet365)   Draw 17/4 (bet365)   Hearts 6/1 (bet365)

First scorers: Odsonne Edouard 7/2 (PaddyPower), Ryan Christie 5/1 (betway, bet365), Moi Elyounoussi 7/1 (PaddyPower)

Liam Boyce 11/1 (PaddyPower), Steven Naismith 12/1 (PaddyPower), Craig Halkett 35/1 (PaddyPower), Stephen Kingsley 50/1 (Bet365)

Paddypower are also offering a refunded stake  as cash for all losing bets placed on their #WhatOddsPaddy market from 1.15pm this afternoon.

How are you watching?

Here’s how one Hearts fan is taking in the game…

Not long until tams are revealed

Here’s a look at the dilemmas being faced by Robbie Neilson with Barry Anderson

Hearts team to play Celtic: Five selection issues facing Robbie Neilson ahead of Scottish Cup final

Hearts won 6-1 last weekend against Queen of the South but there will be changes for the Scottish Cup final with Celtic.

Not long until teams are revealed

Here’s a look at the dilemmas being faced by Robbie Neilson with Barry Anderson

Hearts team to play Celtic: Five selection issues facing Robbie Neilson ahead of Scottish Cup final

Hearts won 6-1 last weekend against Queen of the South but there will be changes for the Scottish Cup final with Celtic.

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